Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems

September 19, 2020

Air conditioning units wear out over time. With protective maintenance, however, you can enhance energy efficiency, minimize HVAC wear, and reduce costly repairs. It also decreases the possibility of a breakdown. If you have the right preventive plan, you can lengthen your unit’s life and enjoy optimum comfort in your Layton, UT, home. Here are some of the best practices to reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system. Replace the Old Thermostat Minimizing HVAC wear and tear means boosting the overall system’s performance. You can do this by replacing the old thermostat with a

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Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 8, 2020

At Smedley Service, we work hard to keep the climate control systems of residents of Layton, UT, running at their best. You can trust our NATE-certified technicians to take care of your equipment. In addition to temperature problems, we also help customers to address issues with their indoor air quality. One of the easiest ways to improve your IAQ is through the use of a pleated HVAC filter. Why You Need a Filter When your heating and cooling systems run, they circulate air throughout your house. You may not realize it, but particles are floating in the

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4 Ways To Manage Furnace Warning Signs

September 4, 2018

September in Utah can start out warm and balmy and soon become chilly and cloudy. The time is near for homeowners to fire up their furnaces for autumn and winter coziness. Unfortunately, some furnaces will fail during the upcoming heating season. Here are four ways to spot and deal with a furnace failure in your home. Know the Age of Your Furnace Furnaces have limited lifespans. If you took immaculate care of your furnace, it may last up to 30 years without giving you problems. On average, furnaces reach the end of their useful lives after

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4 Things Restaurant Owners Should Know About Makeup Air

August 1, 2018

Balancing the airflow in a restaurant is a delicate operation. You want your dining room cozy and odor-free, and you want your kitchen to stay clear of smoke, steam, and cooking fumes. Airflow in your restaurant structure is impacted by the amount of makeup air entering your system. Makeup air is ventilated from outside and is conditioned by your HVAC system. Here are four things to know about inadequate makeup air. Poor Air Return Can Make Your Dining Room Uncomfortable You may instantly blame your air conditioning unit, your furnace, or

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What to Expect During the Central Air Installation Process

July 3, 2018

Whether your current air conditioner has finally failed or you simply want to improve the comfort of your home during summertime temperature extremes, central air can provide reliable and consistent cooling for most homes. The nature of central air conditioning systems means that their installation is more involved than that of evaporative coolers, wall or window units, and other ductless or localized systems. Even when you know that central air is the best choice for your home, you may feel some trepidation about the upcoming installation. In this blog, we introduce you to the

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A Short Guide to Flooding and Your HVAC System

June 4, 2018

Significant damage to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment happens when water levels rise over the bases of HVAC appliances. Flooding in the home can occur for several reasons, even if you live in the desert or a third-floor condominium. You can prepare your HVAC system for flooding and keep yourself safe after flooding affects your HVAC system. Learn what you need to know about flooding and your home’s heating and air conditioning equipment. Flooding is a Risk for Every Homeowner When a dam bursts or a river overflows its banks,

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4 Ways to Help Your Struggling Air Conditioner

May 3, 2018

On the hottest days, nearly all air conditioning (AC) units struggle to chill the air indoors. If your AC system breaks down and you’re waiting to get it fixed, you can’t even count on that modern source of fresh air. However, you can find relief from the blistering heat. You can help your AC unit on the most sweltering days of summer. Some of the methods can help you keep cool while your AC system is being repaired. Here are four things you can do to help your AC unit and yourself. Hide From

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5 Ways to Tackle Mold Growth in Your Air Conditioner

April 2, 2018

A moldy air conditioner is one of the most common complaints among Wasatch Front homeowners. Mold can be a tricky problem to deal with. For starters, it’s practically everywhere in your home, albeit in the form of inactive mold spores. But once the right conditions develop, those spores can quickly take hold of an area and flourish with little difficulty. When mold takes hold of your air conditioner, the consequences often go beyond poor cooling performance. Once mold gets inside of your AC system, it has the potential to spread throughout your entire home. Exposure to mold

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What the R-22 Phase-Out Means for Your Air Conditioner

March 7, 2018

Change is a constant in the HVAC industry, so it’s not unusual to see standards come and go and new technologies emerge. One such change is the current phase-out of R-22 refrigerant from use in air conditioners, heat pumps, and other appliances. While many older air conditioners still use R-22, the latest models are designed to use different, non-ozone depleting refrigerants. As part of the ongoing phase-out, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks to end new production and import of R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 2020. After 2020, HVAC technicians will only have dwindling stocks of new HCFC refrigerant

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Spring

February 12, 2018

The upcoming spring offers a needed respite from bone-chilling winter weather. While you’re ready to welcome warmer temperatures with open arms, the same can’t be said of your air conditioner. After spending the previous months in dormancy, your air conditioner will need plenty of work done before it’s ready to keep your home cool and comfortable. Here are six ways you can prepare your air conditioner for spring. Swap Out and Upgrade Your Air Filter Even when your air conditioner’s not running, its air filter can still trap dust, allergens, and

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